Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Politico Crap

Where I get a little carried away ...

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“It looks like whoever picked this data chose the demographic where Limbaugh was weakest,” one radio insider noted. [Left-Wing Politico Busted Fudging Limbaugh Ratings]

Monday, July 25, 2011 Phony Arbitron Ratings "Is right-wing talk dying?" John Avlon asked hopefully at The Daily Beast.

I was unaware until a few days ago that Politico's Ben Smith is now with Buzz Feed.  Politico was launched in January 2007,  billed as being comprised of veteran newsmen of various ideological persuasion, but with a need to provide good, solid, and unbiased reporting.  And there was.  And there still is.  Because it 'tweren't. Politico.

 Ben Smith,  an original  Politico "talent,"  was quoted liberally by Rush Limbaugh, who liked his slant and insight.  Slowly, however,  liberalism began seeping out of Smith's glands, and then  le déluge merde.  Here's one of my Favorite Ben Smith road apples.  If you hadn't noticed who he was by then, this was the kick in your arse.

After the progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America accused Politico of having a "Republican tilt", Politico's Ben Smith answered: "Media Matters has a point: ..

What a schmuck.  Smith, along with everyone else at Politico, were little more than fifth columnists (get it?) parachuted in to ply their legerdemain by stealth.  Here's a recent commentary on that carbuncle:   Ben Smith and the Evidence  by Stanley Kurtz 

I've picked on Ben Smith, because he was caught in our camp, wearing our uniform, and trying to blow up our infrastructure. .  Click-Click.

Pure Sheet

Pure Sheet

Daddy's in Jail, but he was setup by the man

Democrat or Bubonic
Plague Culture

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“Let’s just eliminate the drama and suspense right now. Romney is going to pick Rob Portman,” declared the Daily Beast’s Mark McKinnon, a political strategist who has worked for Republicans and Democrats.

McKinnon is not alone in his prediction. In recent weeks, Portman has been the name making the rounds as the top choice in the Romney VP rumor mill.

Let's go right to the bottom line.  While Portman has many positives, so to did Bush 41 in 1980, ahem.

bottom line
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    Portman, who notes that he owns hybrid cars, is an advocate of tapping various energy sources. He’s also voted to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

  • “As a U.S. Senator, Rob will champion policies that recognize and harness the power of Ohio’s natural resources – including natural gas, coal, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, oil, and bio-mass,” his Senate campaign energy plan states.

  • In 2000, Portman voted for implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meant to fight global warming by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide. The protocol has not been ratified by the U.S.

  • Portman authored the Tropical Forest Conservation Act, a piece of legislation the Bush White House described as a “program [that] enables eligible low and middle income countries to substitute some portion of their debt obligations to the United States for domestic tropical forest conservation and protection activities.”

  • Portman also voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, newly structured by Joe Biden and offering  and increased number of visas to illegal-alien victims and offers specific protections of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender victims.
You can read more, nuch more here Mitt to Choose This GOP-Establishment VP? 

I'm not going to hold anyone to 100% compliance with my standard (that person does not exist, which is not an entirely bad thing), but there are hot button issues. One is embracing the idea of AGW (man caused climate change).  Anyone that does is dispensing nostrums for political gain, or so abjectly thick headed as to be unfit to serve. Since Romney's  own shifting positions on the subject fall under that rubric, I suppose it's a moot point.  


art is everywhere

I don't need no stinking art gallery

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In contempt of congress - what do it mean?

Obama grants 11th-hour Holder executive privilege request

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The question on everyone's lips is — so what does it mean if he's found in contemptby vote of the full House?  Predictably the law is difficult for the layman to understand.  For instance (from Wikipedia)

.Under this process, the procedure for holding a person in contempt involves only the chamber concerned. Following a contempt citation, the person cited is arrested by the Sergeant-at-Arms for the House or Senate, brought to the floor of the chamber, held to answer charges by the presiding officer, and then subjected to punishment as the chamber may dictate (usually imprisonment for punishment reasons, imprisonment for coercive effect, or release from the contempt citation).

But then, under "Statutory Proceedings," and after this Wikipedia citation —
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This article contains weasel words: vague phrasing that often accompanies biased or unverifiable information. Such statements should be clarified or removed. (July 2008)

we read:

.Following a contempt citation, the presiding officer of the chamber is instructed to refer the matter to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia;[9] according to the law it is the "duty" of the U.S. Attorney to refer the matter to a grand jury for action.

We have one instance of an Attorney General of the United States being held in contempt.

Person Subcommittee/Committee Ultimate Disposition
Janet Reno (Democrat),
Attorney General
6 August 1998, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Documents in question were revealed during the impeachment of President Clinton.

That would be a satisfactory outcome here, although I won't hold my breath. In the final analysis, Holder's and Obama's culpability in this effort (F&F) to stage events as a precursor to imposing gun control on us,  is manifestly unmistakable.

So, your kid wants an eye pad .....

Voting with my feet


  Voting with My Feet in Massachusetts

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One of the things I'll miss about Massachusetts is the revolving opportunity to vote against John Kerry every few years.  For a while, of course, I had the privilege of voting against Ted Kennedy as well, and if I had lived a few towns to the south, I could have voted against Barney Frank, too.

There is something very satisfying about voting against extremely bad people.  The rest of the country gets to see our liberal hacks only in the news.  In Massachusetts, I proudly voted against them.

In this state, you'll quickly lose your mind if you start looking for candidates you actually like.  On the rare occasions when Massachusetts elects a non-Democrat, such as Mitt Romney or Scott Brown, it is always Mitt Romney or Scott Brown.  Massachusetts has an astonishing number of execrable politicians, and no good ones.  Mitt Romney may or may not be a real conservative now, but he wasn't one back then.  To the degree that he is now a conservative, it happened after he got out of Boston.

Scott Brown, of course, is the most liberal Republican in the Senate.  Technically, I voted for him, but in my heart I was voting against Martha Coakley, his opponent.  It was about 30 degrees that day ... Read more:

I found this article extremely cathartic.  The disquieting thing is, that while Mr.T.S. Weidler  did vote with his feet, he will still find his daily life plagued by laws those Massachusetts booboisie  have blanketed us all with in this era of  borderless federal smothering.  Or something.


Today's Stumper

One of these stories is true

Man With 100 Pound Willy?
Obama's Biography?

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Eat your heart out Madonna